Yale University’s Mixed Company in Concert!

Yale University’s Mixed Company in Concert!
9:45 PM on Monday, May 13
ALIF Villa Residence, 28 Rue Mohammed Diouri, Fes VN
(next to the ALC)

MIXED COMPANY is an undergraduate a cappella group from Yale University that has thrilled audiences across five continents with its exciting performances and intricate harmony. The group’s diverse repertoire unites all genres of music, including R&B, jazz, rock, pop, musical theater, oldies, traditional Yale songs, and everything in between!

This concert, organized by the ALC-ALIF Music Club, is free and open to the general public.

Here are some of their songs on YouTube:

https://youtu.be/D16e69sHG-o

https://youtu.be/GKd0hc927aY

Music of Nass El Ghiwane in Concert

ALC-ALIF Music Club: Music of Nass El Ghiwane in Concert
Saturday, March 30 at 7 PM
ALIF Riad, 6 Derb Drissi, Batha, Fes Medina

Safar Group is a Moroccan musical group, created in El Jadida in July 02, 2018, composed of two musicians Adil Derouch from the city of Azemmour and Oussama Jaber from the city of El Jadida. Their musical style is the resumption of the songs of the band ” Al ghiwane ”.

Paul Bowles: A Musical Portrait

Paul Bowles: A Musical Portrait
by Irene Herrmann (piano) & Carole Blankenship (voice)
Monday, March 4 at 7 PM
ALIF Riad, 6 Derb Drissi, Batha

Irene Herrmann and Carole Blankenship present a music/spoken word concert of Paul Bowles’ music that includes solo piano, songs, storytelling, and readings from Bowles’ writings.

Irene Herrmann, accompanist at the University of California Santa Cruz, is executor of the Paul Bowles Music Estate. Her musical acquaintance with Bowles began in 1992 with a visit to the composer in Tangier. It quickly grew into a lively friendship of discussing, editing, disseminating, and performing his music. Her CD of Bowles’ music includes chamber music, solo and duo piano works and features several performance premieres. Her recitals often use the lecture/performance format, replete with Bowles anecdotes, personal insights into his music, and readings from his essays and works of fiction. The collaborations include vocalists who perform songs from Bowles’ prolific output in the genre of American art song and highlight his musical friendships with Tennessee Williams, Gertrude Stein, and William Saroyan.

Carole Blankenship, soprano, is Associate Professor of Music and Elizabeth G. Daughdrill Chair in the Fine Arts at Rhodes College. She is heard regularly in recitals, chamber music concerts, and oratorio performances. In October 2010, she presented a paper for the International Paul Bowles Conference at the University of Lisbon, Portugal and has presented lecture recitals on his works recently in Brisbane, Australia and in the U.S. With Irene Herrmann she co-edited two sets of songs by Paul Bowles for Classical Vocal Reprints.

This concert, organized by the ALC-ALIF Music Club and Book Club, is free and open to the general public.

Teri & the Electric Blues Parade in Concert!

Teri & the Electric Blues Parade in Concert!
Thursday, February 21 at 7 PM
ALIF Riad, 6 Derb Drissi, Batha, Fes Medina

Since last year’s tour of the American Language Centers, Teri & The Electric Blues Parade have been developing their own sound and writing new songs influenced by their rock, blues and jazz sound. The new songs take the listener on a musical journey from gentle moments of musical beauty to big sounds of psychedelic rock! Some of these new songs were influenced by the band’s previous visit to Morocco. There will be opportunities to speak with the band and ask questions about the way that performing and visiting Morocco has been an influence on their new music.

This concert, organized by the ALC-ALIF Music Club, is free and open to the general public.

Stan Breckenridge in Concert

Stan Breckenridge in Concert
Monday, February 18 at 7 PM
ALIF Riad, Derb Drissi, Batha, Fes Medina

Stan Breckenridge is a professional musician, academician, author, and holds a Ph.D. in Musicology from Claremont Graduate University In Claremont, California, USA. He has performed and given lecture-performances in England, France, Germany, Hungary, Japan, Lithuaina, Mexico, Poland, Slovakia, and the Ukraine. United States performances include The Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, The Greek Theater, The Los Angeles Forum, The Los Angeles Sports Arena, The Hollywood Bowl, The Watts Summer Festival, Capitol Records, and on various national TV programs. Stan Breckenridge has appeared with and/or performed for personalities such as Madeleine Albright, Bill Cosby, Mahalia Jackson, Jerry Lewis, Martha Reeves (of the Vandellas), Larry McCormick, Rowan and Martin, David Ruffin (of the Temptations), Nancy Sinatra, John Travolta, John Wayne.
Some recent performances include four appearances on Jaka to Melodia, one of Poland’s popular music programs on national TV; and a feature performance, for the Polish-American Military Picnic titled “Always close by, Safe together”, organized on the occasion of the visit of U.S. President Donald Trump.
Stan Breckenridge has nine albums: Inspirations (2014), Out of Love for Jazz (2012,) Reflections (2009), A Soulful Christmas (2008), This Is My Song (2007), Live in Poland (2005), Solo (2003), Meditations (2001), and Expositions (1999). He also recorded an album in 2017 titled Black and Tan Fantasy with Poland’s longest-running traditional jazz group – Jazz Band Ball Orchestra (JBBO).
Academically, Dr. Breckenridge was selected as a United States Distinguished Chair Fulbright Scholar to Poland for the 2012–2013 and 2013-2014, where he taught at the University of Marie Curie Sklodowska in Lublin, and Jagiellonian University in Kraków. He also served as a Fulbright Scholar to Poland in 2005. Currently, in addition to performance, he is an “Artist in Residence” Visiting Professor in the Faculty of English at Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań, Poland. He has authored three textbooks: Music Taste or Waste: Critical Listening Skills for Students, Teachers, and Parents (3rd edition, 2018); Popular Music in America: Forging the American Spirit (3rd edition, 2015); and African American Music for Everyone: Including Theater, Film and Dance (3rd edition, 2014).

Clio and Maurice in Concert!

Clio and Maurice in Concert!
Thursday, February 7 at 7 PM
ALIF Riad, 6 Derb Drissi, Batha Fes Medina

Clio and Maurice is the name of an impossible duo. A voice and a violin are merging and colliding, in search of a common dimension. It is composed of the soul singer Clio Colombo and the violinist Martin Nicastro (Pashmak). The duo was born in August of 2017 and since then the two played in some of the most popular venues in Milan. In 2018 they toured Germany and France, and they will be soon in England and Netherlands. They are currently recording their first EP.

This concert, organized by the ALC-ALIF Music Club, is free and open to the general public.

Lazywall in Concert!

Lazywall in Concert!
Saturday, 12 January at 7 PM
ALIF Riad, 6 Derb Drissi, Batha

Lazywall is one of the most popular and widely acclaimed Moroccan Rock bands in Morocco. The band was formed in 2003 in Reading, England by the three Anegay brothers: Monz, Nao and Youssef, who chose Classic Rock as their main influence. The band later started making a name for themselves and released their first EP “Primal Tapes” in 2006, which was recorded in Chicago with Nirvana’s producer Steve Albini. After moving back to Morocco, Lazywall released their first album “Apoptosia” in 2009.
Lazywall gained popularity both nationally and internationally and performed at some of the most prestigious venues and festivals; including SXSW in Austin (USA) and Garorock (France). In Morocco, they performed in “L’boulevard Festival” three times. In 2010, they became the first Rock band to perform live on national TV.
Lazywall discography consists of five albums: “Apoptosia” (2009), “Restart” (2010), “Aporia’s Bane” (2012), “Square Minds in Round Heads” (2015) and “The Hundredth Monkey” (2017)

This concert, presented by the ALC-ALIF Music Club, is free and open to the general public.